Posts tagged "silver springs state park"

North Zone Waterfowl – Ducks Done but There's Still Geese

Wrote this on December 10th and never did anything with it… _______ Some waterfowl observations. For the first couple of weeks of the waterfowl season, it sounded like a war zone around Yorkville. Since then, things have died down considerably, hardly hear any shooting. There’s also not many geese hanging around down this way. They... Read more »

More Things to do, Places to go

With the coming of the fall season, my last post was about Things to do, Places to go that are close to the Chicago area. This one branches out further, but there are still more things to do and places to go in the northern third of Illinois. If you live in or near Chicago,... Read more »

Things to do, Places to go

First off, this coming weekend, September 22nd and 23rd: Northern Illinois Hunting and Fishing Days Our FREE family-fun event serves to educate our communites with the knowledge, safety skills, and experiences gained through the Outdoors. Sharing the experiences that make our sporting way of life a special privilege is quite possibly the most important thing... Read more »
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An Update on Illinois Department of Natural Resources Budget Cuts

Sunday afternoon, Marc Miller, Director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, put up a simple post on his Facebook Page. No words, just a link to an article by Les Winkeler of The Southern. Les Winkeler does an excellent job of summarizing Millers comments that were given February 2nd during a two-hour public meeting... Read more »

A Walk in the Park a Source of Revenue for the IDNR – Repost

This is the third time I’m referencing this post. The first time I put it up was August of 2011. I normally wouldn’t do this, but over the weekend I came across a couple of blurbs in different outdoor magazines. Each one mentioned the elimination of site superintendents and the closing of some of Illinois’... Read more »

My Stinky River – Wandering the Fox Valley

Last week I put up a simple post with a couple of suggestions for something to do over the weekend out and away from the city. It’s going to be beautiful out this weekend. That post was put up on the ChicagoNow Facebook page and the question was added, Any recommendations on what to do... Read more »
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The end of summer and the Autumnal Equinox, it's time to get out.

No, I’m not going to write much about either of those, I think, other than the Autumnal Equinox happened on Friday, September 23rd. I guess this is more of a fishing report, we’ll see where it goes. To celebrate the Autumnal Equinox, us pagans celebrate things like this, I went fishing, drank three beers one... Read more »

I Tend not to Travel Very Much

And yet I feel like I travel all the time to go fishing or simply out wandering with my wife. I had to look it up on a map. It looks like 90 percent of the fishing and wandering I do all happens within 15 miles of my house. I’ve also covered very little of... Read more »

A Walk in the Park a Source of Revenue for the IDNR

My wife and I went for our usual walk around Silver Springs State Park on Sunday. Living only a 5 minute drive away, we find ourselves there 2 to 5 times a week. Sunday the parking lot on the east end was full, we got the last spot. What a change from our weekday walks... Read more »
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Living on the Edge of Civilization

A little after 5 o’clock and I’m leaving the office building hell that surrounds O’Hare airport for the 50 mile commute home. Luckily 98 percent of the drive is all highway driving. Unluckily there are still far too many people on earth that will never grasp the concept of highways. Why they insist on even... Read more »